Verhalen over technologie - Een kwalitatief onderzoek naar de ervaringen en belevenissen van ouderen over internet en het gebruik ervan.

Eroglu, Z.S. (2013) Verhalen over technologie - Een kwalitatief onderzoek naar de ervaringen en belevenissen van ouderen over internet en het gebruik ervan.

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Abstract:Older people have experienced different technological developments. One of this is the introduction of the internet. The internet kept developing and growing more and more and at the same time the importance of it was growing too, to be able to arrange cases from a distance. A big part of the younger generation has grown up with the internet because it came around the nineties in the households. Elderly people had to accept it and allow it into their lives. This research represents the experiences of the older people with the internet and the use of it. The data is collected by means of semi structured interviews. The mean age of the participants is 62 years (SD= 8,99), whereby the youngest participant is 50, and the oldest is 79 years. Using the grounded theory approach the content analysis showed that elderly people have different experiences and opinions if it comes to the internet and the use of it. A lot of older people appreciate the speed of the internet while using it and see this as an advantage. Examples of these advantages are that you can quickly arrange businesses and also find information very quickly. A disadvantage is the lack of privacy that the internet brings, everyone is able to find a lot of information about another via the internet. Besides, it is also expected that the use of the internet will make people addicted to it. Hence, in the future they expect a better world with the internet. Because of the narrative approach the outcomes are in line with existing literature about the use of the internet. Furthermore, new views, with respect to the developments around the internet, in the life of elderly people are obtained. The main conclusion we can draw after doing this research is that we can distinguish a lot of different experiences and opinions between older people about the internet and the use of it. Every old person thinks very different about the internet and the use of it, and every old person experiences it also in a different way than another one.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/63202
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